Blyde River Canyon Hiking Trail – Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency

Date: 9-11 September 2022

Venue:  Blyde River Canyon Hiking Trail – Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency

Accommodation:  3 day Slackpack hiking trail (3km, 13.5km, 13.6km)

Cost: R965 for members and R1 060 for non-members

Website: https://ecotrail.co.za/pages/trails/49-blyde-river-canyon-hiking-trail—mpumalanga-tourism-and-parks-agency   (Trails by category – Slackpacking trails)

NB: This is a three day hike and can’t be started after 15h00. Our aim is to be at Bourke’s Luck potholes at 13h30 for a group pickup at 14h00 (driven to the start of day 1 trail)

There is accommodation for 10 people. Please let Theresa know if you are interested: theresamyburgh11@gmail.com / 083 611 6243. Deposit of R 500 must be paid by 15 August 2022 to secure a spot. Final payment is due by 5 September 2022 at 12h00.

Hike from the heights of Graskop to the Bourke’s Luck Potholes. The trail covers a variety of bush, open veld, riverine and flat spaces but is mountainous and a medium degree of fitness is required. This is not a “walk in the park”.

Highlights of the trail include strangely sculptured rocks, highly visible lichen, two waterfalls of about 30m high and Bourke’s Luck Potholes.

Included in the cost is the shuttle service, crockery and cooking utensils, camping mattress with mattress protector and fitted sheet, bath towels and tissues, housekeeping service, slackpacking service, transport of food and clothes from hut to hut, provision of wood and a solar lantern. Huts are basic with no electricity and cold showers but have the luxury of flushing toilets.